Quarantine Q&A, Pt 2 with Phil Johnson and Mike Riccardi

Selected Scriptures   |   Sunday, April 12, 2020   |   Code: 2020-04-12-QA

Quarantine Q&A, Part 2

Phil Johnson & Mike Riccardi



1:30–5:40 – As Christians with an unwavering trust in the sovereign goodness of God, how careful should we try to be with respect to wise health stewardship? Should we be wearing a mask, gloves, etc. when we leave the house?


5:41–6:55 – Should we as Christians repent for our country and ask God to heal this land?


6:56–17:55 – What are some ways that singles or widows can fight loneliness, depression, or anxiety during these isolated days at home?


17:56–22:47 – Though both Amillenialists and Premillenialists believe the world is getting worse before Christ’s return, does one of these eschatological views have more of a tendency toward allowing for civil disobedience during government overreach?


22:48–27:25 – Since Jesus is our Passover Lamb, should we as Christians be pleading His blood in petition that the Lord would spare the U.S. from the Coronavirus, as in Exodus 12?


27:26–34:30 – What opportunities for evangelism have you (Phil and Mike) had during this quarantine? How would you encourage GraceLife members to evangelism during the quarantine?


34:31–43:57 – Some argue that when Jesus declares, “It is finished!” (John 19:30), he does so merely to explain that Messianic prophecy is being fulfilled and that it is not a reference to the completion of atonement. Is this a tenable position?


43:58–51:35 – When Jesus cried out, “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?” was He truly forsaken by the Father?


51:36–57:35 – While the Bible clearly teaches a literal six-day creation, the preponderance of secular scientific opinion seems to favor an old earth. How should Christians (without formal education in science) understand this disagreement?


57:36–1:02:22 – How does my role as a layman fit with the responsibility to accurately handle the Word of truth (2 Tim. 2:15)? Without formal training in the biblical languages, how can Christians know what the text of Scripture actually says and means? Are English translations of the Bible sufficient?


1:02:23–1:06:42 – If an unsaved loved one asks a Christian not to pray for them, should the Christian acquiesce?


1:06:43–1:12:41 – How are we to understand the command to obey if we are only obeying with our actions but our hearts are disinclined to obey? Is it better to refrain from obedient action when our hearts are disinterested in obedience?


1:12:42–1:20:42 – When listening to sermons, knowing that pastors and elders can be influential, should we make the effort to separate personal opinions that may be stated from the Scripture references given in the message? How do we discern between the preacher’s personal opinion and the Scripture itself?